- Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. (AP) - Members of two high school soccer teams made it off their bus safely after it burst into flames while headed to a game in central New York.

Officials with the Trumansburg Central School District in Tompkins County say the bus was carrying the varsity and modified girls’ teams to a game in Marathon in neighboring Cortland County on Monday when it caught fire.

District officials say no one was injured. They credit driver Tom Major, a retired physical education teacher and athletic director, with evacuating everyone safely.

A cellphone video taken by a witness and posted on social media shows the bus totally engulfed in flames with thick, black smoke spewing from the vehicle.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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